Short Term Breaks

What does it do?

The term Respite Care generally means giving a carer a short break from the person they care for - and the cared-for person a short break from them! Respite care also applies to people who may not have a carer, but who need a break from their home circumstances. Respite care can be provided either in your own home or in residential or nursing care homes.

Who it is for?

Respite Care Services are available for older people, people with disabilities and carers.

Where it is available?

Local service (East Devon, Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon).

What it costs:

Everyone has to make a contribution towards the cost of respite care; how much you will have to pay will depend on your income and savings, and we will undertake a financial assessment to determine that amount.

How to access or apply for it:

If you think that you, or someone you care for, needs a break then you should ask your local Social Services office for an assessment of need.

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Info last updated:

08/02/2012